A stalwart, diehard, blue dog.
Never met a Democrat he didn’t like. Never would vote for anyone but a Democrat.
Pete’s been busy at the ol’ MT Post lately, putting up his thoughts.
His laziness in doing so actually got him a bit of scorn from Tester’s regional director, Deborah Frandsen:
I of course have been blocked from commenting on MT Post, so I was unable to reply to ‘Papa’ Pete’s use of my work, or Deborah’s comment.
Update: Writers at the MT Post have tried commenting on this post, but I've been deleting their comments...just as they do with my comments on their site.
Oh well. I don’t have much to say to Deborah, anyways. About the only thing I could offer would be my apologies that she had to work on John Kerry’s campaign back in 2004. Voting for him is one of the biggest regrets of my political life.
Yeah, I used to be like ‘Papa’ Pete - I’d vote for anyone with a (D) behind their name.
I’ve since grown up.
Here’s Pete’s excuse for being lazy:
“As much as it pains me to do this, I’m linking to Greg Standberg’s Big Sky Words blog (Strandberg says he’s voting for Greg Gianforte for governor, for example). Still, I’m not above letting someone else do my legwork and he has the numbers for most of the Tier B races. Here’s one he didn’t report on, the attorney general’s race:”
I actually did report on those numbers, but Pete didn't want to give me anymore credit for what he's too lazy to do.
I think Deborah was appaled that Pete linked to me.
In the world of websites, those with less traffic like to link to those with more traffic. This gives those sites a boost in the rankings, helps them show up more on Google.
Last week we learned that Pete’s site had gone from a rank of #320,000 to #5,021,000.
Over the course of the past year, the site that Montana Democrats rely on to get out their propaganda and buoy upcoming candidates fell incredibly in the rankings, so much so that I’m actually beating them.
People would rather read my thoughts than those of ‘Papa’ Pete’s.
MT Post put up over 40 posts in October, compared to the 20 I put up. What’s especially telling is that I only put up one post in September and one post in August, zero posts in July.
And I still get more people reading my stuff than Pete and Don get reading theirs.
It’s my sincere hope that Pete and Don don’t change.
I want them to keep doing exactly what they’re doing now.
I want them to get angry. I want them to gnash their teeth. I want them to seeth...and then I want them to write about it.
I want their hate for all things GOP to shine through. I want them to attack and attack and then attack some more.
For I know it does them little good.
My greatest worry is that the two of them might change, start doing things differently. We know right now that what they do doesn’t translate into success at the ballot box.
But if they changed...who knows?
Ha - who am I kidding?!? Those two will never change, will never question the path they’re on, and will never look at the other side without anything but disdain, without pity.
Montana Republicans are lucky to have MT Post. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.